Instructions: Click here for a general cross-stitch instructional PDF.
The sample was stitched with DMC floss and Charles Craft 18-count AIDA fabric. (These can be found at most craft/hobby stores.)
DMC 310- Black DMC 304- Red DMC 906- Lime Green DMC 3846- Turquoise
Finishing Instructions: Recommended finishing supplies: Muslin or fabric backing. 24-inch length of 1/4" wide ecru ribbon
1. Fold 24" piece of ribbon in half. Place ribbon on right side of cross stitching in a U-shape so that ribbon ends are centered at ornament top and spaced a few inches apart. Ribbon ends should protrude upward beyond edge of cross stitching by about one inch. Pin ribbon in place.
2. Place stitching with ribbon face down on muslin.Machine stitch approximately 1/2 inch outside of cross stitching on left, top, and right sides, leaving most of bottom side unstitched. Trim to 1/4 inch seam allowance and clip corners.
3. Turn ornament right side out, loosely stuff if desired, and hand stitch bottom side closed.